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Welcome to the Biology Department

The Science Building

Welcome to the Biology Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Graduate students can enroll in both MSc and PhD programs and study with faculty in Biology and those affiliated with other Faculty of Science units at Memorial University. Our department offers several undergraduate programs including an Honours program and field courses. 

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Take Biology field courses in Harlow, England

Harlow Photo Credit Dr. Sally Goddard

Memorial University's Department of Biology offers undergraduate courses at Harlow each Spring semester. BIOL 4910 (Vertebrate Diversity and Adaptation) and BIOL 4911 (Applied Biology) and a new Non-Major Course BIOL 3820 (Foundations of Biology) will be offered at Harlow spanning the month of May.

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Non-Native Species Not All Bad for Newfoundland

An American marten (Martes americana) stands in snow. Researchers found that some native species, such as this one, benefit from invasive species, while others do not.

Image Credit: Tim Gage via Flickr

The term “non-native species” almost always has a negative connotation, but new research shows that in Newfoundland, some native wildlife might actually benefit from them.

In a recently published study in PLOS ONE, researchers in Newfoundland found evidence that non-native species including snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), introduced to the island in 1864, and the southern red-backed vole (Myodes gapperi), first detected on the island in 1998, have the potential for both negative and positive effects on Newfoundland’s terrestrial mammal food chain.


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2015 Science Fair Biology Prizes

Fiona Cuthbert(Biology), Alyssa Young, Haleh Zabihi, Evan Youden

The Department of Biology of Memorial Univeristy awards 3 Prizes each year at the Eastern NL Science & Technology Fair. Members of the department play an active role in this yearly event that brings together over 300 of the best and brightest Grade 7 to 12 Science students of Eastern Newfoundland.

 


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